In a number of countries, the 19th of November is celebrated as “Day of the Sovereign Prince.” This event has been held every year without fail since 1857, and there’s no reason to think this year will be any different. The Monaco Town Hall has prepared a calendar of free events for all ages (including adults) in honor of this happy occasion. The Town Council has further ensured a child-friendly environment. These recommendations are included in our most recent issue of a Monaco magazine.
The Drone show
On Friday, November 18, at about 8:00 p.m., two hundred lighted drones will soar above the Principality of Monaco. MC-Clic will perform a 12-minute set above the Prince’s Palace, set to ambient music.
The beatboxing performance
On November 9 at 3:00 pm, families with children as young as five are welcome to the Espace Léo Ferré to view the film Oggy and the Cockroaches. Public showings of the film are planned. Loopstation SARO and Alexinho, two of the best beatboxers in the world, will be composing a new music for an animated feature. Oggy is a blue anthropomorphic cat with a red nose and three cockroaches who won’t leave him alone, and these books will transport you to his wonderful world. As you go into Oggy’s realm, they will be there to lend a hand. The tour guides on this trip will entertain you with silly anecdotes, catchy melodies, and strange noises.
The musical comedy
In the evening of the same day as the drone display, at 21:00, Espace Léo Ferré will host a performance by Les Franglaises. There will be some of the best songs ever written in English sung in French at this spiritual musical comedy.
An event was held with cello and violin performances in Monte-Carlo.
The National Holiday celebrations will conclude with a concert by Camille Berthollet and her sister Julie Berthollet on November 19 at 8:00 p.m. They will perform an arrangement for violin and cello of “the fascinating cosmos of yesterday’s and today’s performances via the most striking musical themes,” which will be performed during the event.
Those interested in attending events at the Espace Léo Ferré must fill out an application in order to be eligible for an invitation. Tickets will only be granted to those who can prove their identification, have a state-issued residence card, or have a state-issued family book for youngsters.